The line-up for Grangetown’s first street market – set to take place on Saturday 22nd July – is almost complete.
The occasional street market – named Grangetown World Market – is being developed to help boost the local shopping district and will be held close to the Clare Road/Penarth Road area.
The market will be held off Lucknow Street, including utilising the St Patrick’s school carpark. It is within easy walking distance of the shops and library.
The theme will be around world food, clothing and crafts. There will also be some music and craft activities.
Those stalls attending include:
- Vibe Attire – a new start-up clothing brand from a young, budding Grangetown entrepreneur.
- Ffwrnes Pizza – a popular Cardiff-based wood-fire pizza pop-up
- Sweet Treets Cardiff – milkshakes, novelty lollipops, chocolate marshmallows
- Clark’s Pies – a Grangetown institution, bringing their famous pies to the Taste of Grangetown stall
- Anna Palamar – Cardiff-based designs – clothing and bags, inspired by flower, animals and nature.
- Divine Beauty – a great Grangetown fashion and beauty shop will be selling sarees, jewellery and offering henna tattoos
- Queen Niche Arts – a new Grangetown fashion/design brand – unique work, you’ll love
- Lolo’s Cake Away – another Grangetown business, with scrumptious cakes – who cater for all sorts of occasions, a chance to try them out on our Taste of Grangetown stall!
- Sweet Treats Cardiff – milkshakes, novelty lollipops and marshmallows…
- Shelly’s Foods – the Welsh shortbread company
- One Unity Clothing – a new Cardiff designer brand, with an Arabic theme and a message of peace and harmony.
- Coffee2Go – the Cardiff man on a bike who is taking the taste of coffee up a gear!
- Spicers Meat Wagon – BBQ food with a twist!
- The Soap Slice – lovely choice of soaps, the perfect affordable gifts – or just to treat yourself!
- Ameow Designs – hand-made glass jewellery inspired by flowers and nature
We will also have face-painting, and we have a wood carving expert Brian Denman who will be holding mask-making workshops and the chance to take away your handy-work (£5); you will also have the chance to throw pots and have a go at the potter’s wheel with ‘Ave A Go Pottery! (This was a real hit at the Grangetown Festival so we’ve got them back! It’s £3 including your pot to take home)
There will be a grand entrance from Arabic-style drumming and dance group Ommadom – and duo Bella Collins and Gareth Evans providing some acoustic chill-out guitar licks and jazz singing. Music will continue later in the day and into the evening at The Grange pub nearby. Sorted!
HOW TO FIND US
The market will be held in St Patrick’s school carpark, the adjoining medical centre carpark and Grangetown Hub carpark – all next to each other between Lucknow Street and Havelock Place/Durham Street.
It is right in the centre of Grangetown – a minute’s walk from The Grange pub on the corner of Penarth Road and less than two minute’s walk from Clare Road (along Durham Street). The No 8 bus in Clare Rd (Durham St stops from Cardiff Bay or city centre) is a short walk and the No 9 stops in Penarth Road (from the Sports Village). Grangetown railway station is less than five minute’s walk along Penarth Road. There is no parking (strictly for stallholders only) so please walk or use public transport!
CAN YOU HELP?
We’re still looking for volunteers who can help on the day. Any time you can spare between 9am and 4pm. Our final volunteers meeting will be on Monday 17th July (6.30pm) outside Grangetown Library in Havelock Place.
The market is being assisted by those behind the weekly Riverside food market in terms of advice and renting equipment.
The idea being developed is for a seasonal pop-up market on the theme of World Food and Crafts, to make Grangetown’s distinctive from other street markets in the city.
Enterprise students have worked on the idea as part of the Love Grangetown, Shop Grangetown local business project – and now a group of residents are taking it forward.
In a survey by Cardiff Business School students last summer, 78% of residents and two thirds of shop owners backed the idea of an occasional street market.
Grangetown Community Action, which is supporting the wider shop local project, said: ”There was a lot of enthusiasm for the idea – and we want to help bring more residents out into the shopping district and boost the whole area.”
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